Atlanta, GA

Eldorado Red is a free man.

The Atlanta rapper received an early release from a 25-year prison sentence for conspiracy and gang activity charges, which he began serving in 2014.

Red, whose real name is Gary Bradford, was indicted in 2013 for the murder of Baton Rouge rapper Lil Phat. He was not found guilty of murder at trial, but still got imprisoned for the other charges. Deandre Washington, the gunman, was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole.

The newly freed artist announced his return to the world via social media. Red posted a picture of his ankle monitor with the caption “First day out.”

First day out. #Jefe

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Red retweeted a multitude of welcome home messages on Twitter and shared an Instagram video of himself getting a haircut. The footage gives viewers another look at his ankle bracelet, making it clear he’s on house arrest.



“Back to dem 100 dollar Line ups! Faith is the opposite of Fear God can’t move in Fear,” he wrote in the post.

Red is best known for his work with the late Doe B and the Yo Gotti-assisted song “I Supply The Town.”